- Category : 1911-births
- Type : PSE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 2
American journalist, statistician and librarian, notable as the librarian of the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory during World War II, and the laboratory's only female group leader. After the war she attempted to secure a position as a librarian at the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, but was rejected for lack of a security clearance; the likely reason was due to her political views. She later became a production assistant for the Broadway Theatre, and an interviewer for Louis Harris.
In 1946, Charlotte Serber and eight other women wrote accounts of their experiences at wartime Los Alamos. However, the manuscript was rejected by publishers. Years later, Jane S. Wilson donated it to the Los Alamos Historical Museum. The Los Alamos Historical Society published it a decade later as Standing By and Making Do: Women of Wartime Los Alamos (1988).
She married physicist Robert Serber (1909-1997) in 1933. Charlotte Serber suffered from depression after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and took her own life with an overdose of sleeping pills on 22 May 1967 at the age of 55.